Video: Poachers Become Eco-Guides in India

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January 17, 2006—They once were criminals who hunted endangered animals and stripped rare trees in the forest preserves of India.

Now they are stewards and protectors of the land.

Hired as tourist guides by the national government, these reformed poachers are using their familiarity with the area and its wildlife to start over as respected citizens.

Join one former thief as he patiently guides visitors through the dangerous wilderness, and learn how he and others like him are helping to catch the newest generation of illegal hunters.

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